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Obama: America is not as divided as some suggest

Posted 7/9/2016 in National

President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected the notion that this week's stunning violence is a signal that the U.S. has returned to some of the darkest days of its past, saying that as painful as the killings of police and black men were, "America is not as divided as some have suggested."



Cop's lawyer blames driver's gun, not his race

Posted 7/9/2016 in National

A suburban Minnesota police officer who killed a black driver reacted to the man's gun, not his race, his attorney said Saturday, giving the most detailed account so far of why the officer drew his own weapon.



5 Dallas officers slain, deadliest day for police since 9/11

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

Five Dallas police officers were fatally shot and seven others wounded during a protest over the deaths of black men killed by police this week in Louisiana and Minnesota -- the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.



Black gun owners worried about treatment after shooting

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

One man told an officer during a Minnesota traffic stop that he was a licensed gun owner, and that he was reaching for his wallet, a witness said. The other was on the ground with police officers on top of him in Louisiana when someone shouted "He has a gun!"



No double standard for Clinton, FBI director tells GOP

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, FBI Director James Comey vigorously defended the government's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private email setup, rejecting angry accusations that the Democratic presidential candidate was given special treatment.



State Department reopens Clinton emails investigation

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.



Trump hats show challenge of proving products are USA made

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" hats proudly tout they are "Made in USA." Not necessarily always the case, an Associated Press review found.



Brash Trump courts, jabs, anxious Republicans

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

A defiant Donald Trump made it clear he won't change his brash tone or message as he courted anxious Republican lawmakers Thursday, blaming the media for stumbles that continue to alarm GOP leaders and energize Democrats with voting less than three months away.



Sailor's medical background questioned after training death

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

The drowning of a sailor who was repeatedly pushed underwater by an instructor during Navy SEAL basic training raises a host of questions, beginning perhaps with this: Why would a highly elite unit made up of some of the toughest, fittest warriors ever to wear a uniform take someone with an enlarged heart and maybe asthma or allergies?



Girl allegedly groped on flight seeks $10M from airline

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

The lawyer for a 13-year-old girl who told police she was groped on a flight to Portland, Oregon, seeks $10 million in a federal lawsuit against American Airlines and the passenger accused of the crime.



AAA auto club: Not all gasoline is the same

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

Many motorists are clogging their car's engine by not using gasoline with enough added detergents. That's the conclusion of a study released Thursday by the AAA auto club.



Man fatally shot by police in Minnesota; video investigated

Posted 7/7/2016 in National

A Minnesota officer fatally shot a man in a car with a woman and a child, an official said, and authorities are looking into whether the aftermath was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video, which shows a woman in a vehicle with a man whose shirt appears to be soaked in blood telling the camera "police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason."



Louisiana police shooting caught on video strains community

Posted 7/7/2016 in National

An emotional, at times angry, evening unfolded in the working class, predominantly black Louisiana neighborhood where the police killing of a black man was caught on videotape.



Conservative opposition endangers House GOP gun bill

Posted 7/7/2016 in National

Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, delivering an embarrassing slap to Speaker Paul Ryan and his effort to mount a legislative response to last month's Orlando mass shooting.



Bill to boost airport security, ease lines gets green light

Posted 7/7/2016 in National

House and Senate lawmakers announced an agreement Wednesday on an aviation bill to boost airport security, reduce screening lines and require airlines to refund fees to passengers whose bags are lost or delayed.



Lawsuit: Gretchen Carlson alleges sex harassment at Fox News

Posted 7/7/2016 in National

Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson sued network chief executive Roger Ailes on Wednesday, claiming she was cut loose after she refused his sexual advances and complained about harassment in the workplace.



Trump praises late Iraqi leader Saddam as terrorist killer

Posted 7/6/2016 in National

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who frequently criticizes U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has praised former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's ruthlessness.



No charges for Clinton, FBI says -- despite biting criticism

Posted 7/6/2016 in National

The FBI lifted a major legal threat to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign Tuesday, recommending no criminal charges for her handling of highly classified material in a private email account.



Democrats, GOP seem on collision course over gun, terror bills

Posted 7/6/2016 in National

House Democrats and Republicans seem just as destined for an election-season clash over guns as they did before a Democratic sit-in on the chamber's floor ushered in lawmakers' July 4 recess two weeks ago.



Under fire as usual, Clinton ramps up her trust campaign

Posted 7/5/2016 in National

The Clinton trust campaign is turning to powerful advocates, chief among them President Barack Obama, to vouch for the Democratic candidate shadowed by an FBI investigation on the brink of her presidential nomination.



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